The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington May 16-19, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will hit the streets and spend tens of thousands of dollars in Newton and surrounding counties during one of the county's larger tourism events of the year.
The Video Broadcasting program at the Newton College and Career Academy will host a film festival May 2 that showcases films produced by students at the academy.
The Newton County and Covington Fire Departments responded to a house fire on Monticello Street near the Town Branch subdivision Tuesday.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage were reported, according to local emergency officials.
What if coffee could change a community? This is the question that Conyers locals Jason and Noelle Cosby along with a fun group of young adults began to ask. Awake coffee roasters, featured at the Taste of Conyers recently, is the answer they came up with.
The votes are in and Newton County's 2012 Hometown Hero is Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps. The runner-up is Sylvia Ashong.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.43 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Laker Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage was reported, according to local emergency officials.
The 2013 Newton County Special Olympics kicked off Monday as volunteers, athletes and participants marched, walked and drove from Home Sharp Stadium to the downtown square in a parade, waving to the spectators gathered for the festivities.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Chevron, located at 15524 Ga. Highway 36 and Ga. Highway 212.
A severe thunderstom warning and a hazardous weather outlook remains in effect for east central Newton County, according to reports from the National Weather Service.
Reports of a rotation spotting on West Street in the city, and tornado spottings in the Grosslake area. Also, a touchdown reported on Veal Road off Ga. Highway 212.
Newton County commissioners have begun working their way through next year's proposed budget, and they'll once again be faced with the tough task of trying to fund needed increases with little extra revenue.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston recently signed a proclamation for Federation Day for the five- area General Federation of Women's Clubs located in Newton County.
Newton County Special Olympics will be held this week, as children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities participate in a variety of athletic activities.
According to www.macon.com three people died Friday night in two-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 in Laurens County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Bonnie Jean Knight, 42, of Dublin was driving a 1999 Ford Windstar van east on I-16 in the westbound lane. She collided head-on with a 1998 Buick Regal driven by Rebecca Ann Hamm, 31, of Covington, said Sgt. K.E. DeLoach, the Dublin post commander.
Update, Monday, 5:18 p.m.: Commissioner J.C. Henderson will not hold a press conference to discuss his battery charges this week. Anthony Carter, Henderson's attorney, said he told Henderson that he'd like to do an investigation before anything like a press conference takes place.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Yellow River near Conyers below Milstead from this afternoon until Wednesday evening. At 10 a.m. Monday the stage was 6.0 feet - the flood stage for the Yellow River is above 11.0 feet. The forecast is for the river to rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to rise to near 15.9 feet by tomorrow morning. At 16.0 feet, moderate flooding begins.
Covington Police Officers were forced to chase a man across a street and into the woods after he reportedly stole a digital tape recorder from Wal-Mart.
Under the hood: The square was alive with nostalgia and the sounds of the Golden oldies as local folks came out to admire the antique cars on display last Sunday. The Covington Rotary sponsored the event, and raised over $13,500 for the benefit of the Miracle Field, according to Rotary Chairman Lanier Sims.
Tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs, smoked to perfection and coated in the mouth-watering spice rub. That was only one of the types of delicious barbecue served up at the fourth annual Sherman's Last Burning Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-Off, hosted by the Covington Lions Club, which took place Friday and Saturday at American Legion Field.
This is the first of a three-part series examining how explosive growth and the housing market collapse have changed the face of Newton County.
Sorority sisters: Covington Mayor Kim Carter signed a proclamation Oct. 7 declaring October International Alpha Delta Kappa Month in the city of Covington. Alpha Eta Chapter members Anne Spillers, left, Lee Aldridge and Fran Brown were present for the proclamation signing. Founded in 1974 in Kansas City, Mo., Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. The Covington/Newton County chapter, Alpha Eta, was established ...
Helpful smiles: The Covington Elkadettes recently gathered much-needed items to be delivered to the local women's shelter, Project ReNeWal. Project ReNeWal services Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties and offers assistance to women in crisis. The Covington Elkadettes are a part of the local Covington Elks Lodge No. 1806. Pictured are Peggy Hudgins, left, Elk Artis Standard, Elkadette President Pat Pippin and Betty Standard.
City council elections aren't until Nov. 3, but residents in Newton County's cities will be able to cast their vote early.
Three people were arrested after an attempt to shoplift several thousand dollars worth of baby formula from a local grocery store Friday afternoon.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...
Before the Newton County Recreation Commission decided whether it would operate the Nelson Heights Community Center, it naturally had a few questions, including:
Middle and high school 4-H'ers in Newton County are members of Sigma Lambda Chi 4-H.
Sharp Learning Center is all about change. Students are at the school to make a change in themselves and on Thursday morning several of those students worked hard to make a change in the front of the school as well.